book events + fundraisers April 28, 2011
Wow, the World of Geekcraft blog tour is starting next week – huge thank-you to everyone supporting the book with a review or photo post! I’ll have all the details to share tomorrow but look for some good giveaways, project posts and other surprises starting next Monday, May 2. I’ve been adding some new content to the site, too, with more on the way – I just made an events page listing everything I have planned for the book so far, and thought I’d post the first couple things right here too.
First, this Saturday, April 30 – I’m donating two signed copies of the book to the Guardian Games Fundraiser for Japan, 11am – 10pm! Stop by anytime for games and tournaments galore (full list below) and the chance to win tons of raffle prizes, including the book.
Proceeds will go directly to help the people of Sendai, Japan get food, water, medicine, and clothing. All gamers welcome to come join in the fun. Donate time, money, or prizes and earn raffle tickets. Pay an entry fee to a special event and earn raffle tickets. Raffle tickets for playing games, winning games, teaching games, buying games, donating money, donating prizes. Open board gaming all day with the opportunity to get raffle tickets as above.
$5.00 entry to most Magic events except drafts. They’ll be $15 ($5 donation, 3 packs draft, 1 pack prize pool). Saturday night draft grand prize is $100 donated in winner’s name by Guardian.
Warhammer 40k 1500pt tournament at 2pm
Magic the Gathering tournaments: Standard tournament at noon Draft at 6pm 8-person drafts, EDH, and Standard flights all day! 4-person mini-masters all day!
BattleStar Galactica boardgame at 6pm
Pirates Games hosted by PDXYar all day long *Sealed Pirates at 1pm *Savage Worlds RPG with Sven Forkbeard at 4-7pm
On Saturday, May 7, I’ll be signing books and shopping for treasures at Crafty Wonderland, 11-6 pm at the Oregon Convention Center. I’m going first from noon to 1:30, with free kits to make your own magnets for anyone who buys or brings a copy of the book, then superstars Heidi Kenney and Cathy Callahan will be signing their books too!
In the meantime, I’ve gotten some peeks at the book out in the world which has been so cool! Powell’s has a nice display at both entrances (it’s 30% off as a new favorite, too!)
Rachel spotted it at Booksmith in San Francisco,
and Jenny saw it at Kinokinuya in LA. Awesome.
PS: If you’re looking for a signed copy of the book, I donated two to the Raleigh Tornado Fundraiser shop, which is raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Raleigh after the storms that killed 22 people in North Carolina and left many more homeless. I’d be so grateful if you or a friend who wants the book chose to support their fundraiser, thank you!
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